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Thursday, February 19, 2009


Pica is the persistent craving and compulsive eating of nonfood substances.

I read about this condition, or disorder, when I was pregnant with Dylan. It made me chuckle a little, but apparently it often happens to pregnant women. Now I'm not saying that I am craving inedible foods per se, but (I have to take a pause here to chuckle at myself, and perhaps I should be saving this for a Not Me! Monday post) . . . I have been craving malt powder.

If you're not sure what it is, think about the middle of a Whopper but in powder form.

Oh man, just the mere mention of it makes me want to go home right now and sneak a spoonful. And I want to sprinkle it on everything I eat, like it's a condiment or something. Last night, I had a small bowl of ice cream with a little chocolate sauce drizzled on top . . . and YES, I finished it off with a dusting of malt powder. I didn't even know they sold this stuff in stores. Curse Justin for knowing this kind of stuff! Anyway, I guess you can call it my "Random (And Completely Strange) Craving of the moment".

Monday, February 9, 2009

Not Me! Monday

So I will totally try this for the first time:

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

I did not go to McDonald's last week for a free fry promotion because I've promised Justin that I will not eat McDonald's anymore, and I most certainly do not break promises to my husband. Who does that? And I definitely did not get hit by karma when on this supposed McDonald's trip, I totally got charged for the free fries (which is the only reason I would've gone there to begin with). And then I would never be the type of person to rush back to the office with my McDonald's lunch and promptly log onto their website to complain. Not me!

I did not forget to put my memory card back into my camera before leaving the house the other day. I would never leave my memory card sitting out on my desk, especially when we were making a special trip to the park just to take pictures. Forget? No way! Not me!

I did not go to the grocery store and buy reduced sugar cupcake mix and reduced sugar chocolate icing thinking that would get me out of having to worry about my gestational diabetes. I would never indulge in cupcakes or any other sweets while on my diabetic diet. Not me! That would be cheating!

Finally, I did not, even for a second, get excited about winning a photo caption contest on MckMama's blog last week. Why would I be the least bit excited about getting a quick mention on someone else's blog? That's ridiculous! I'm so not that easily amused. Not me!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

22 Week Baby + Belly Pictures

We had a Maternal Fetal appointment on Friday. My bp was 140/90. Baby's HR was good. Baby currently weighs 13 ounces = good. The tech attempted a complete echocardiogram today, taking as many pictures of baby's heart as she could manage. Of course, baby was not cooperating (we were joking with the tech that Dylan's been giving Philipeanut some pointers). But every heart shot that they did manage to take looked fine. Here are some pics, as promised: